Author Archives: Emmariah Holcomb

Industry Members Share Their Thoughts on The Vaccine

The coronavirus changed how people live and do business, and now as vaccines are becoming more available, the auto glass industry could find itself adapting yet again. A few auto glass members weigh in on the vaccine, and if they … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fix Network Raises $19,970 for RMHC Canada Programs

Fix Network along with its staff and strategic partners, have raised $19,970 to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada® (RMHC Canada) and its programs aimed at helping families with sick children. All through December 2020, Fix Network’s Canada-wide initiative, called … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Insurers Using RICO Act to Strike Back Against Alleged Fraud

Insurers Using RICO Act to Strike Back Against Alleged Fraud

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Fuyao Glass Issues $500 Million in New Shares in Move to Get into Solar

Fuyao Glass Issues $500 Million in New Shares in Move to Get into Solar

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

ICBC Gets Green Light to Slash car Insurance Rates by 15% Starting in May

ICBC Gets Green Light to Slash car Insurance Rates by 15% Starting in May

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Can a Windscreen Be Repaired More Than Once?

Can a Windscreen Be Repaired More Than Once?

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Legislation Addresses Auto Glass Replacement

Maryland House Bill 519 has been introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates by House Environment and Transportation Chairperson Kumar Barve, and directs the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to “adopt regulations establishing standards and requirements for aftermarket safety glass replacement … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ziebart/Maxi Automotive Remains in Anstett Family Following Change in Ownership

Ziebart/Maxi Automotive Remains in Anstett Family Following Change in Ownership

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

asTech Acquires BlueDriver

asTech recently announced its acquisition of Root Four Imagination Inc. (BlueDriver). BlueDriver is a leading provider of direct-to-consumer aftermarket diagnostic scan tools and services, according to the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Company represents the … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Glass.com® Names Daniel Snow Vice President of Operations

Glass.com®, the popular website that helps consumers find top quality vendors of auto glass services, has named Daniel Snow as vice president of operations. Snow will manage the daily operations of the website including work with consumers as well as … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to Excel at Customer Service During a Crisis

How to Excel at Customer Service During a Crisis

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Your New Ford Kuga Can Keep Its Windshield From Fogging Up

Your New Ford Kuga Can Keep Its Windshield From Fogging Up

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

GM Highlighted Autonomous Delivery, Which Includes More Glass

General Motors sees an electric vehicle (EV) overhaul in the future and the company’s chairperson and CEO, Mary Barra, highlighted how EVs will shape how products are transferred. GM introduced BrightDrop, a new business, during Barra’s 2021 CES keynote address … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plunging Boulder Crashes Into Car Sunroof on California Mountain Highway

Plunging Boulder Crashes Into Car Sunroof on California Mountain Highway

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Water Splashed Onto Car Windscreen Freezes Within Seconds in Northern China

Water Splashed Onto Car Windscreen Freezes Within Seconds in Northern China

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Learn How Auto Glass Companies Fared Through COVID-19 and Their Expectations for the Future

Auto Glass Week Preview Day held Tuesday January 12, gave attendees the opportunity to get a sneak peek of what to expect during the live show in June. During the event a COVID session dominated discussions, as a panel of … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

BLOG: Invest Before Taking the Calibration Leap

BLOG: Invest Before Taking the Calibration Leap

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Eastman Debuts as Exhibitor at CES 2021

For the first time, Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) exhibited at CES 2021. The company presented Saflex® advanced interlayers for automotive laminated glass. CES provides the perfect platform to kick-off the year and get connected on recent advances in signal-friendly solar … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Panasonic’s New HUD Tech Turns Windshields Into a Video Game

Panasonic’s New HUD Tech Turns Windshields Into a Video Game

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

GM Shared Insight on How Electric Vehicles Will Impact the Future—and Glass

General Motors (GM) chairman and CEO, Mary Barra, gave the opening keynote address during CES 2021, where she shared a closer look at GM’s transformational strategy to advance mobility for communities around the world. This focused on an all-electric future … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AirPro and Car ADAS Solutions Team Up to Deliver ADAS Calibration Solutions

AirPro Diagnostics (AirPro) and Car ADAS Solutions announced their collaboration to deliver, what they define as turn-key calibration solutions for shops. The new relationship, according to the companies, will include set-up, training, implementation, support and validation of calibration services. AirPro and Car ADAS Solutions are the first in the industry to provide a complete … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Samsung Reveals ‘Car Cockpit of the Future’ with 49-Inch Windscreen TV

Samsung Reveals ‘Car Cockpit of the Future’ with 49-Inch Windscreen TV

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Southwest Boeing 737 Returns To Honolulu Over Windshield Issue

Southwest Boeing 737 Returns To Honolulu Over Windshield Issue

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Concrete Chunk Crashes Through Truck’s Windshield

Concrete Chunk Crashes Through Truck’s Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Two Arrested, Suspected of Shooting Out 137 Windows in Henderson

Two Arrested, Suspected of Shooting Out 137 Windows in Henderson

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Safelite Takes Over Country Financial’s Auto Glass Services

Safelite has begun administering claims for Country Financial’s auto glass program. LYNX Services (LYNX) was the previous claims administrator. The change was effective January 1, 2021. “We’re excited to enhance our partnership with Country Financial and to have them join … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

PPP Loan Applications Start Today. Here’s What You Need to Know

PPP Loan Applications Start Today. Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Traffic Safety Trends to Keep an Eye On in 2021

Traffic Safety Trends to Keep an Eye On in 2021

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

This AI-enabled, 56-Inch Touchscreen Will Be in Mercedes’ New Electric Car

This AI-enabled, 56-Inch Touchscreen Will Be in Mercedes’ New Electric Car

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Chinese Electric Car Maker Xpeng Delivers First Cars to Europe

Chinese Electric Car Maker Xpeng Delivers First Cars to Europe

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Over 20 Cars Broken Into in Ardsley Park Early Saturday Morning

Over 20 Cars Broken Into in Ardsley Park Early Saturday Morning

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Auto Glass Executive’s Second Act Includes Murder

After a long career in business and auto glass that gave David Rohlfing the opportunity to travel the continent, he decided to write his first novel, Deliberate Duplicity. Rohlfing’s debut novel, published on January 5, 2021, explores the twisted, vengeful … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Proposed Pretrial Order in Defective Windshield Suit Highlights Confidential Materials

The U.S. District New Jersey Court recently issued a discovery confidentiality order which highlights how confidential information will be handled going forward in a class action showdown between Christine Powell and Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation (collectively Subaru). … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feds Seek to Recover Defrauded Taxpayer Funds from Rapid City Man

Feds Seek to Recover Defrauded Taxpayer Funds from Rapid City Man

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio’s Headlights and Tail Lights

Next-Gen Mahindra Scorpio’s Headlights and Tail Lights

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Plywood Crashes Through Woman’s Windshield on Florida Highway

Plywood Crashes Through Woman’s Windshield on Florida Highway

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Car Hits 16-Year-Old Polk County Student Who Was Walking to School Bus, Deputies Say

Car Hits 16-Year-Old Polk County Student Who Was Walking to School Bus, Deputies Say

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Driver Warns Others After Windshield Shattered by Ice

Driver Warns Others After Windshield Shattered by Ice

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

LYNX Services Adds Recalibration Services and More to Participant Profiles

LYNX Services (LYNX) has made some updates to its auto glass program participants’ profiles, which include whether or not the shop has recalibration services, with the aim of enhancing its policyholder experience. LYNX sent communication out to its auto glass … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

C-Auto Glass Acquires Signature Auto Glass

C-Auto Glass, Inc. (C-Auto Glass) located in Cleveland, Ohio, has acquired Signature Auto Glass LLC (Signature Auto Glass). Signature Auto Glass, which operates a retail service center in Cleveland, Ohio, was formed in 2017 and operated by its managing member Brian … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced the opening of a collision repair center in Cathedral City, Calif. Cathedral City, also known as “Cat City,” is a desert resort city located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage and … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Recovery Process Continues in Historic Downtown Nashville Following Christmas Day Bombing

Recovery Process Continues in Historic Downtown Nashville Following Christmas Day Bombing

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 Spied with Panoramic Sunroof

Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 Spied with Panoramic Sunroof

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Allstate Closes Acquisition of National General Holdings Corp.

The Allstate Corporation (Allstate) recently announced that it closed its $4 billion acquisition of National General Holdings Corp. “The acquisition of National General advances our strategy of growing personal lines insurance with an increase of one percentage point in market … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Woman Cut by Flying Glass When Gunman Shoots Out Her Car Windows

Woman Cut by Flying Glass When Gunman Shoots Out Her Car Windows

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Nearly 20 Cars Vandalized Outside Upper Marlboro Senior Complex

Nearly 20 Cars Vandalized Outside Upper Marlboro Senior Complex

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Attorney General Fights to Dismiss the Alliance’s Right To Repair Suit

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (the Alliance), a trade association for the automotive industry, recently filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts’ federal court. The Alliance aims to block enforcement of the Right to Repair ballot initiative, which was passed by state … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Colorado

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Avon, Colo. This location previously operated as Rich’s Auto Body and has serviced the market since 1984. It is located in the Western … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Trigger News Scams

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Trigger News Scams

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

2020 Hyundai Palisade Long-Term Update: Road Trip Joy and a Painful Crack

2020 Hyundai Palisade Long-Term Update: Road Trip Joy and a Painful Crack

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

For More Than a Century, Lee & Cates Building Has Been Part of LaVilla

For More Than a Century, Lee & Cates Building Has Been Part of LaVilla

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Flight Out of Milwaukee Emergency Lands After Windshield Cracks

Flight Out of Milwaukee Emergency Lands After Windshield Cracks

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Burco Announces New President and Team Members

Burco recently announced changes to its staff. Bill Castleberry is now the president of the Michigan-based automotive mirrors and windshield racking systems manufacturer. Castleberry has worked as the sales and marketing vice president for Burco’s automotive mirror and accessory business … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Man Survives 4-Inch Ice Slab to Windshield

Man Survives 4-Inch Ice Slab to Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Curious Twisting Branch Patterns Appear On Icy Windscreen

Curious Twisting Branch Patterns Appear On Icy Windscreen

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

A Look Back At 2020’s Top Stories

Before the New Year kicks off, let’s review the top ten stories that created the most traffic on glassBYTEs.com™ throughout 2020. Safelite Announces Layoffs and Other Measures in Response to COVID-19 – published on 3/30/20 This year’s most read story … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Auto Glass Company Opens Shop

A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at the new location for Craftsman Auto Glass and Craftsman Detailing. The new shop is located on Route 30 in Amsterdam, N.Y. The owner, Scott Fiorino, has worked in the glass industry since 2007. … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Plane Escapes Accident as Bird Hits Cockpit Windscreen

Plane Escapes Accident as Bird Hits Cockpit Windscreen

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Nurse May Be Blinded From Rock Thrown Through Windshield

Nurse May Be Blinded From Rock Thrown Through Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Ice Crashes Through Windshield of Car in New Hampshire, Injuring Driver

Ice Crashes Through Windshield of Car in New Hampshire, Injuring Driver

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

How to De-Ice Your Car Without Damaging the Windscreen

How to De-Ice Your Car Without Damaging the Windscreen

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Grinch Who Broke Car Windows in Lycoming County Arrested

Grinch Who Broke Car Windows in Lycoming County Arrested

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Congress Passes Long-Awaited Covid Relief Bill and Government Funding Plan

Congress Passes Long-Awaited Covid Relief Bill and Government Funding Plan

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Buy Corning Shares Because Glass Supplies Are Tightening, Citi Says

Buy Corning Shares Because Glass Supplies Are Tightening, Citi Says

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Mother Gives Update on Teen Injured by Boulder into Windshield

Mother Gives Update on Teen Injured by Boulder into Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

2022 BMW 7 Series (G70) Speculatively Rendered With Split Headlights

2022 BMW 7 Series (G70) Speculatively Rendered With Split Headlights

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

PPI: November 2020 Shows Steady Rise in Auto Glass Material Pricing

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in November 2020, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Half of Drivers are Unaware That Chipped Windscreens Could Fail Their MOT

Drivers are worryingly unaware of a common threat that could lead to a failed MOT test this winter, according to Autoglass. The company conducted a survey that found 24% of drivers incorrectly believe that windscreen chips are not a part … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

FFCRA and PPP to Get Extended: Congress Agrees to a New $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

FFCRA and PPP to Get Extended: Congress Agrees to a New $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Honda CR-V Is Recalled Due to Potential Power Window Failure

Honda CR-V Is Recalled Due to Potential Power Window Failure

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Regulatory Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles Proposed to UK Government

Regulatory Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles Proposed to UK Government

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Thieves Smash 70 Car Windows at Germantown Loft Complex

Thieves Smash 70 Car Windows at Germantown Loft Complex

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Mitchell International Sees Three Trends Stemming From COVID

Mitchell International, the parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), highlighted key data trends and its impact on the industry in its 2020 Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report. “One thing most of these digital transformations have in common is … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Pick For the Best Commercials For 2020

My Pick For the Best Commercials For 2020

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Chevrolet Bolt EUV Getting All-New High-Tech Headlights

Chevrolet Bolt EUV Getting All-New High-Tech Headlights

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

2 Car Enthusiasts Launch Auto Glass Repair Business

2 Car Enthusiasts Launch Auto Glass Repair Business

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

More Than A Dozen Car Windows Smashed On Western Avenue Near West Ridge Nature Preserve

More Than A Dozen Car Windows Smashed On Western Avenue Near West Ridge Nature Preserve

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Georgia

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced it acquired a collision repair center in Morrow, Ga. This location previously operated under the name Heritage Cadillac Collision Center. This is Gerber’s second repair center in Morrow, Ga. “We are … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

One-off Lamborghini SC20 Speedster Unveiled: 759bhp V12, No Windscreen

One-off Lamborghini SC20 Speedster Unveiled: 759bhp V12, No Windscreen

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Man Walks Away with Minor Injuries After Deer Lands Inside His Car

Man Walks Away with Minor Injuries After Deer Lands Inside His Car

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Windshield Protection in the Winter

Windshield Protection in the Winter

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

A Closer Look at Calibration Documentation and Technical Changes

“There are various steps involved when you discuss calibration and it’s important to understand and document,” said Darrell Amberson, Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) calibration committee member, as he began describing the business review related to calibration in an … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Video Details 12 Steps of Calibration Documentation

If it’s difficult to remember all the steps that go into recalibration, a new video, “The ADAS Documentation of Best Practices,” can help, and it all happened when the industry came together. “When the call went out asking companies like … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

State-By-State Analysis Shows Companies Financially Benefited From Fewer Claims But Barely Compensated Customers

State-By-State Analysis Shows Companies Financially Benefited From Fewer Claims But Barely Compensated Customers

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Fremont Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Illegal Headlights Into The United States

Fremont Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Illegal Headlights Into The United States

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

What COVID Did to NSG

NSG Group reported a decline in revenue in fiscal year 2020, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the NSG Group Integrated Report 2020, the company’s 2020 revenue was nearly $5.4 billion USD*, down from approximately $5.9 billion in … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Service King Provides Support for Veterans Through Employment Initiatives

Service King Collision recently showed its continuous commitment to veterans by participating in the North Central Texas Red, White and You virtual career fair. The event was hosted by the Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Veterans Commission. During the event, Service … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Drivers Admit to Switching ADAS Off On The Road

UK drivers are switching off Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in their vehicles, mitigating their benefits and increasing the risk of accidents on the road, according to research by Autoglass. The research, of 1,387 UK drivers, found that 41% of … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fix Network World Appoints New Sales Vice President

Mondofix Inc. (Fix Network World) has appointed Scott Bridges as its sales vice president for its collision and glass business in the United States. In this newly created role, Bridges will be responsible for maintaining Fix Network’s relationships with key … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

36 Years After Car Accident, Glass Still Found in Man’s Cheek

36 Years After Car Accident, Glass Still Found in Man’s Cheek

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Holidays During COVID

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Leave a comment

Automotive Experts Explore Smart Cities, Electrification and COVID’s Impact

The automotive industry has evolved within the last few decades and some experts have taken a look at how COVID-19 has taken a toll on the industry. Many have agreed that the virus has not only changed the way business … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peninsula Glass Celebrated, Wins Top Award for Small Businesses

Peninsula Glass Celebrated, Wins Top Award for Small Businesses

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

GM and Mitchell Launch GM Collision Repair Network in Canada

Mitchell International (Mitchell) and General Motors (GM) recently introduced the GM Canada Collision Repair Network. Through the Network, participants can access business and technology resources designed to streamline the repair process, which includes auto glass, increase consumer confidence and support … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Next-Gen BMW 7 Series Rendered with Split Headlight Design

Next-Gen BMW 7 Series Rendered with Split Headlight Design

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Newington Police Investigate After Over 100 Vehicles Were Broken Into

Newington Police Investigate After Over 100 Vehicles Were Broken Into

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

New Technology Keeps Safety First With Larger Displays

“If you’re going 30 miles an hour it takes you a little less than a second to look down at your speedometer and come back up and at that speed you go 46 feet in that time frame, which is … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Busted In Westchester, Bronx: DA

Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Busted In Westchester, Bronx: DA

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Failing to Clear Frost and Ice from Car Windscreen Can Invalidate Insurance Policies

Failing to Clear Frost and Ice from Car Windscreen Can Invalidate Insurance Policies

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Man Busted for Duct-Taping Torches to His Car for Headlights

Man Busted for Duct-Taping Torches to His Car for Headlights

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

The Future of ADAS and Proper Vehicle Calibration

“You need to take this [factors to consider for ADAS calibrations] seriously and perfect your CRAFFT,” said David DeBoer, Burke Porter Group president and CEO, during an industry meeting. DeBoer defined CRAFFT as: Calibrated gage – ensuring the gage is … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Driver Gets Glass Lodged In Eye When Snow and Ice From Truck Crashes Through His Windshield

Driver Gets Glass Lodged In Eye When Snow and Ice From Truck Crashes Through His Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Fix Network Appoints New Canada Sales VP

Fix Network recently announced the appointment of Leo Filippone as its Canadian sales vice president. Filippone is a results-oriented leader with over 25 years of experience in the vehicle rental, automotive and travel industries, according to the company, and he is … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pair of South Surrey Auto Glass Shops Raise $9,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pair of South Surrey Auto Glass Shops Raise $9,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires 11 Locations in California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced it recently acquired 11 locations in California. The acquisitions include 10 repair centers and one intake center in the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino in southern California, east of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wireless Tablet Makes Assessing Auto Glass Damage More Efficient

Mitchell Internal (Mitchell) and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions (Bosch) introduced the MD-500, a wireless tablet that auto glass technicians can use to more efficiently manage the repair process, according to Mitchell. The MD-500 is a new addition to the Mitchell … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Driving Into the Future from Autonomous to AI

Driving Into the Future from Autonomous to AI

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

COVID Sparks Spike In Usage-Based Car Insurance

COVID Sparks Spike In Usage-Based Car Insurance

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

Storms and Golf Ball-Sized Hailstones Hammer Queensland Smashing Windscreens

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Research Highlights Elements of Disruption in Collision and Auto Glass Markets

With so much disruption taking place in 2020 due to COVID-19, the industry may be wondering about the affect all of this has had on the overall market—taking a look at the collision repair market sheds some light on the … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

AirPro Diagnostics Partners with adasThink

AirPro Diagnostics announced its partnership that will deliver adasThink technology on required ADAS calibrations to its customers at no additional cost. AirPro Diagnostics stated it is proud to be the first to market to offer the adasThink technology integrated into its … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ice Smashes Into Windshield Of Car Driving Down I-95

Ice Smashes Into Windshield Of Car Driving Down I-95

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Did You Receive Your Auto Insurance Premium Refund?

Did You Receive Your Auto Insurance Premium Refund?

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

LAPD Patrol Car Windshield Shattered by Fired Shot; No Suspects Located

LAPD Patrol Car Windshield Shattered by Fired Shot; No Suspects Located

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

How to Get a Windshield for Any Car – Even Those Not Made Anymore

Did you ever think reverse engineering and 3D could work together to create a windshield? Well it can and it has. Exact Metrology (EM) personnel from the company’s Brookfield, Wis., office used reverse engineering to help a vintage vehicle owner … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Texas

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced it acquired a collision repair center in Pflugerville, Texas. This repair center previously operated as Masters Auto Craft, providing service since 2006, according to the company. “We look forward to providing … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oranmore Business Becomes Hub for Auto Repairs Group in the North-West

Oranmore Business Becomes Hub for Auto Repairs Group in the North-West

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Windscreen Replacement Perth Company Founder Reaches Three Decades of Experience

Windscreen Replacement Perth Company Founder Reaches Three Decades of Experience

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Top Tips to Prevent a Fine or MOT Failure as Wintry Weather Hits

Top Tips to Prevent a Fine or MOT Failure as Wintry Weather Hits

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Windows Broken In Thefts From 30-Plus Vehicles on Far East Side, Madison Police Say

Windows Broken In Thefts From 30-Plus Vehicles on Far East Side, Madison Police Say

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Latest Miles Driven Report Shows Sharp Decline for All Regions

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 8.6%, or 23.4 billion vehicle miles, for September 2020, compared to September 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

State Auto Extends Partnership with CCC

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) recently announced that State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company (State Auto) has selected CCC as its first-party casualty solution provider, extending the companies’ relationship. Now State Auto can manage auto physical damage and first- and third-party … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Leave a comment

NHTSA Seeks Feedback to Develop Framework for Automated Driving

NHTSA Seeks Feedback to Develop Framework for Automated Driving

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Livermore Falls Woman Accused of Assaulting Officer, Breaking Boyfriend’s Windshield

Livermore Falls Woman Accused of Assaulting Officer, Breaking Boyfriend’s Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Driver Busted for Using Flashlights as Headlights On His Car

Driver Busted for Using Flashlights as Headlights On His Car

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Is Winter Still the Slow Season?

December is here, and although the first official day of winter is still a few weeks away some auto glass businesses are preparing for what some find as the “slow season.” AGRR magazine/glassBYTEs.com reached out to a number of U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Charlotte, N.C.

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Charlotte, N.C. According to the company, this location is on a well-traveled roadway with many retail businesses and auto dealers nearby. “The opening of … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

RABus Rolls Out Self-Driving Busses

RABus Rolls Out Self-Driving Busses

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office Reminds Drivers to Clean Windshields of Frost Before Driving

Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office Reminds Drivers to Clean Windshields of Frost Before Driving

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Windows Smashed On 18 Vehicles Near Oakley And Peterson Avenues In West Rogers Park

Windows Smashed On 18 Vehicles Near Oakley And Peterson Avenues In West Rogers Park

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Windshield and Sensor Patents May Impact the Industry

Apple says its application for a patent for technology that detects when a windshield is cracked has been approved. According to the patent, the proposed system would monitor the resistance of a conductive film that would be located within a … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in California

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Pomona, Calif. The location previously operated as a collision repair center, according to the company. “We are eager to provide high-quality repairs and outstanding … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Belairdirect Opts Out of Providing Optional Auto Insurance

Belairdirect Opts Out of Providing Optional Auto Insurance

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Waymo Opening New Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site in Ohio

Waymo Opening New Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site in Ohio

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Man Arrested After Allegedly Smashing Vehicle Windows and Stealing in West Kelowna

Man Arrested After Allegedly Smashing Vehicle Windows and Stealing in West Kelowna

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Adhesion and Visibility Issues Cause Recalls for Two Manufacturers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Tesla Inc. (Tesla) and Toyota. Tesla Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model X vehicles. According to NHTSA, the front and spine cosmetic roof trim may have … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Fix Network & RMHC Canada Launch “Season of Giving” Initiative

Fix Network has pledged its support to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHC Canada) by launching its Season of Giving initiative to help families. Fix Network’s Canada-wide initiative will help support RMHC’s 34 programs across the country that provide families … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Embraer E145 Windscreen Smashed By Bird Strike In Kinshasa

Embraer E145 Windscreen Smashed By Bird Strike In Kinshasa

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

EF2 Tornado Damage Found in Arlington, NWS Says

EF2 Tornado Damage Found in Arlington, NWS Says

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Expert Tips on Defrosting Your Windshield

Expert Tips on Defrosting Your Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Karen Woman Shatters Taxi Windscreen with Gun Over Fare

Karen Woman Shatters Taxi Windscreen with Gun Over Fare

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Judge Issues Order in Class Action Suit

U.S. District Court Judge Noel L. Hillman recently issued an order which grants parts and denies parts of the defendants, Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation (collectively Subaru) motion to dismiss. This is the latest development in the ongoing … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Firefighters Save Smulligan Glass Warehouse

Firefighters Save Smulligan Glass Warehouse

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Apple Files Patent That Will Force Drivers To Replace Cracked Windshield

Apple Files Patent That Will Force Drivers To Replace Cracked Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

New Auto Insurance Reform Law to Help Michigan Drivers Save Money

New Auto Insurance Reform Law to Help Michigan Drivers Save Money

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Luminar to Supply Lidar Sensors for Mobileye’s Self-Driving Fleet

Luminar to Supply Lidar Sensors for Mobileye’s Self-Driving Fleet

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Coromandel Drivers Fed Up With Costly Windscreen Repairs Due To Loose Road Surfaces

Coromandel Drivers Fed Up With Costly Windscreen Repairs Due To Loose Road Surfaces

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

AGRR Businesses Reflect on Everything from Holiday Promotions to Why They are Thankful

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate what we are thankful for while surrounded by family and friends. This year the holiday might look a little different as many are preparing to travel, while also trying to adhere to updated safety … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LATAM Airbus A321 Returns Over Two Cracked Windshields

LATAM Airbus A321 Returns Over Two Cracked Windshields

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Glass-Domed Train Cars Featured On New Scenic Train Route Coming to Colorado

Glass-Domed Train Cars Featured On New Scenic Train Route Coming to Colorado

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Kemper Acquires Private Passenger Auto Insurance Provider

Kemper Acquires Private Passenger Auto Insurance Provider

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Gatik’s Self-Driving Delivery Vans Head North to Canada

Gatik’s Self-Driving Delivery Vans Head North to Canada

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Car Frost: Cold Weather Warning as Drivers May Accidentally Crack Their Windscreens

Car Frost: Cold Weather Warning as Drivers May Accidentally Crack Their Windscreens

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Pandemic’s Tie to Miles Driven – Is It More or Less?

“Americans have gotten comfortable [with] working from home and buying online,” said Gary Silberg, KPMG International Limited (KPMG) partner and automotive sector global head. Do the changes in lifestyle and increased reliance on travel in motor vehicles mean we are … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Reveals Production-Spec Headlights In New Spy Shots

2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Reveals Production-Spec Headlights In New Spy Shots

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Appoints 10 to Council on Future Mobility and Electrification

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Appoints 10 to Council on Future Mobility and Electrification

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

GM’s OnStar Unit to Launch Auto Insurance Coverage

GM’s OnStar Unit to Launch Auto Insurance Coverage

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Motor Mouth: Window ‘Problem’ Actually is a Feature

Motor Mouth: Window ‘Problem’ Actually is a Feature

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

North Carolina Auto Glass Shop Files for Reorganization

A-1 Auto Glass Inc. (A-1) filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in North Carolina’s Middle District Court earlier this month. The company is headquartered in Yadkinville, N.C., according to the bankruptcy protection form. According to A-1’s filed voluntary Chapter … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Autoglass Named Preferred Supplier for Ageas Insurance

Autoglass recently announced its new three and a half-year contract with Ageas, one of the largest car insurers in the UK. The new partnership, which went live on November 1, 2020 will see Autoglass offer its glass repair, replacement and … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Meet the New Luxury Electric Car That Finally Rivals Tesla

Meet the New Luxury Electric Car That Finally Rivals Tesla

Posted in Linked Story | 1 Comment

American Airlines Plane Forced to Turn Around After Windshield Cracks Mid-Flight

American Airlines Plane Forced to Turn Around After Windshield Cracks Mid-Flight

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Spotted Lanternfly Makes Landfall in Ohio; Officials Urge Vigilance

Spotted Lanternfly Makes Landfall in Ohio; Officials Urge Vigilance

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Car Drives Off with Door Lodged in Windscreen

Car Drives Off with Door Lodged in Windscreen

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Allscreens Expands Its Network with 1st Direct Windscreens Acquisition

Allscreens Expands Its Network with 1st Direct Windscreens Acquisition

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

WATCH | Widespread Damage as Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Battered by Hail Stones the Size of Tennis Balls

WATCH | Widespread Damage as Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Battered by Hail Stones the Size of Tennis Balls

Posted in Linked Story w/Video | Leave a comment

Here’s The Car Insurance You Need for Windshield Repair

Here’s The Car Insurance You Need for Windshield Repair

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Auto Supplier Expanding in Alabaster

Auto Supplier Expanding in Alabaster

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Mini Urbanaut Concept Hints at How its Cars Could Look by the Time New Petrol and Diesel Vehicles are Banned

Mini Urbanaut Concept Hints at How its Cars Could Look by the Time New Petrol and Diesel Vehicles are Banned

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Deaf Grangemouth Driver (83) said Frosted Windscreen Caused Him to Veer Blindly into Oncoming Traffic

Deaf Grangemouth Driver (83) said Frosted Windscreen Caused Him to Veer Blindly into Oncoming Traffic

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

GEICO Virtual Career Fair Aims to Fill 2,000 Positions Countrywide

GEICO Virtual Career Fair Aims to Fill 2,000 Positions Countrywide

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Honda Legend Will Offer Level 3 Autonomous Driving, at Least in Japan

Honda Legend Will Offer Level 3 Autonomous Driving, at Least in Japan

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Caliber Hosts Virtual Food Drive to Support Local Food Banks

Caliber Hosts Virtual Food Drive to Support Local Food Banks

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Right Choice Adds Restyling Services to their Windshield Repair Business in Parker

Right Choice Adds Restyling Services to their Windshield Repair Business in Parker

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Troopers Say 29 Vehicle Pileup Could Be Blamed on Truck Driver Clearing Snow from Windshield on I-94

Troopers Say 29 Vehicle Pileup Could Be Blamed on Truck Driver Clearing Snow from Windshield on I-94

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Former TruRoad Exec Forms Collision Repair Company

Rich Harrison has a new job. The co-founder and senior manager of TruRoad, and prior to that COO for Safelite, has announced the formation of CollisionRight, a regional multi-shop operator of auto body services in the Central United States. Harrison will … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

AGRR Podcast: Learn the New Dates and Info for Auto Glass Week 2021

AGRR Podcast: Learn the New Dates and Info for Auto Glass Week 2021

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

British Airways Pilot Saved from Being Sucked Out of Plane

British Airways Pilot Saved from Being Sucked Out of Plane

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

More Than a Dozen Car Windows Smashed on Atlanta Street in One Night

More Than a Dozen Car Windows Smashed on Atlanta Street in One Night

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Massachusetts Voters Vote Yes on Right to Repair Bill

Massachusetts residents spoke out and voted “yes” on the Right to Repair Bill. According to the results, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly voiced their support at the ballot box for Ballot Question 1, which will preserve vehicle owners’ rights to have access … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Representatives of Xinyi Canada Glass Answer Questions Ahead of Council Discussion Tuesday

Representatives of Xinyi Canada Glass Answer Questions Ahead of Council Discussion Tuesday

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

AGSC Founder’s Wife Passes Away

Ruby Jean Jolliff, the wife of one of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s founders, Carl Jolliff, passed away from COVID-19 November 14, 2020 at Ozarks Medical Center. She was 83 years old. She was born on December 22, 1936, in … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Insights from Florida Chamber Insurance Summit: Auto Glass AOBs Replacing Property AOB Market

Insights from Florida Chamber Insurance Summit: Auto Glass AOBs Replacing Property AOB Market

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

How Has Boyd Group Fared Through the Pandemic?

Boyd Group Services Inc. (The Boyd Group) released its 2020 third quarter financial report recently and noted its financial results were impacted significantly by the pandemic. According to the report, sales decreased by 10.3% to $508.3 million from $567.0 million … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Incoming Florida House speaker rolls out some rule changes for upcoming session

Incoming Florida House speaker rolls out some rule changes for upcoming session

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Honda’s Self-Driving System Wins OK for Use on Busy Roads in Japan

Honda’s Self-Driving System Wins OK for Use on Busy Roads in Japan

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Basic Principles of Glass Repair in Toronto

Basic Principles of Glass Repair in Toronto

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Burglar Shatters Car Windows in Port Charlotte

Burglar Shatters Car Windows in Port Charlotte

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Calibration Service Launched by Pilkington

NSG Group’s Pilkington North America Aftermarket Glass Replacement business unit recently announced the launch of The Calibration People™. It’s a new service that is designed to provide additional access to remote and local calibration and for auto glass installers. “As … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Fix Network World Appoints New Marketing and Communications Director

Mondofix Inc. (Fix Network World) today announced the appointment of Alan Gajewski as its marketing and communications director in the United States. In this position, Gajewski will drive all aspects of marketing and communications in the US, including for ProColor … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Examining McLaren Elva’s Innovative Virtual Windshield

Examining McLaren Elva’s Innovative Virtual Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Tesla Expands Warranty to Cover Defective Main Computers in Some Model S and X Vehicles

Tesla Expands Warranty to Cover Defective Main Computers in Some Model S and X Vehicles

Posted in Linked Story | 1 Comment

State Farm to Shutter Murfreesboro Operations Center

State Farm to Shutter Murfreesboro Operations Center

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Vehicle Bashing Spree Lands Man in Jail

Vehicle Bashing Spree Lands Man in Jail

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Digital Honor Wall Highlights Veterans

The men and women who have served or are serving in the military are recognized for their sacrifice and hard work. This year, K&K Glass, which has several locations in Florida, tried something new and has put up a Veterans’ … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Website Spearheads Next Generation Digital Platform Launch

National Windscreens, an automotive repair supply chain, has been impacted by the shift from offline to online transactions. The company notes that the digital journey has an increasing impact on the overall customer experience. The company teamed up with Vodafone … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Arizona Approves Local Auto Glass and Tint Contractors, Protects Agencies and Co-Op Members from Fraud

After allegations of fraudulent insurance claims or non-performance by Arizona-based auto glass repair companies earlier in 2020, the state released a newly evaluated contractor list that has been approved to provide glass and tint services to nearly 400 state agencies … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

IBC Responds to Ontario’s Auto Insurance Reform Plans

IBC Responds to Ontario’s Auto Insurance Reform Plans

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Drivers Likely to be Hit with £100 Fine for Small Headlight Failures this Winter

Drivers Likely to be Hit with £100 Fine for Small Headlight Failures this Winter

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Police Arrest Protester Who Busted Semi Windshield with Traffic Cone

Police Arrest Protester Who Busted Semi Windshield with Traffic Cone

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Pilkington UK Investigates Carbon Capture Capabilities

Pilkington UK Investigates Carbon Capture Capabilities

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

AAA Texas Announces Additional $139M in Financial Relief for Auto Insurance Policyholders

AAA Texas Announces Additional $139M in Financial Relief for Auto Insurance Policyholders

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Self-Driving Car Legislation Will Try Again Next Year

Self-Driving Car Legislation Will Try Again Next Year

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Warning After Woman Struck by Driver with Frosted Windscreen

Warning After Woman Struck by Driver with Frosted Windscreen

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Dorset Police Car Parked in Christchurch Has Window Smashed

Dorset Police Car Parked in Christchurch Has Window Smashed

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

He’s The Real Election Night Winner

Auto glass businesses have done just about everything to gain potential customer’s attention, and in Kerry Soat’s case wearing his company’s tee shirt was all it took to propel him into national television news. Soat is the CEO of Fas-Break … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , | Leave a comment

C-Bond Systems Files Patent in European Union for its Windshield Strengthening Solution

C-Bond Systems (C-Bond), a nanotechnology solutions company, recently announced that it has filed a patent titled Composition and Method for Multipurpose Emulsion that Strengthens Glass and Modifies Glass Surface in the European Union. The patent was filed to protect the … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Russ Sims Joins CIECA Board of Trustees

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) recently announced that Russ Sims, Nationwide property and casualty claims senior business consultant, has joined its board of trustees, effective immediately. In his new role, Sims will support CIECA’s mission to develop and … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

All Regions Show Decreases in Latest Miles Driven Report

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 12.3%, or 35.3 billion vehicle miles, for August 2020, compared to August 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mercedes Withdraws From Fully Autonomous Vehicle Race

Mercedes Withdraws From Fully Autonomous Vehicle Race

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Transport Canada looking at Mandating ADAS

Transport Canada looking at Mandating ADAS

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Driver Survives Tree Branch Smashing Windshield in Kingston

Driver Survives Tree Branch Smashing Windshield in Kingston

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Allstate (ALL) Surpasses Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Allstate (ALL) Surpasses Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Study Says Need for Re-Calibration is Overlooked

adasThink, a Toronto-based software company has released a study showing that Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) re-calibrations are routinely missed. Its study focused on Canadian collision repair shops and included the following OEM vehicle models: Acura, Audi, Buick, Dodge, Ford, GMC, … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Second Location in Waterford, Mich.

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Waterford, Mich. This is the Boyd Group’s second location in Waterford, Mich. which is approximately 40 miles northwest of Detroit and between Gerber repair … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

AAA Announces Third Round of Financial Relief for Auto Insurance Policyholders

American Automobile Association (AAA) members who insure their vehicles through the Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club will receive a third round of premium refunds totaling approximately $46 million, according to the association’s release. This latest COVID-19 financial relief is … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tesla is Using Double-Paned Glass on Pre-Refreshed Model 3s

Tesla is Using Double-Paned Glass on Pre-Refreshed Model 3s

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

GFPD Receives Several Reports of Cars with Damage to Windows, Three Suspects Identified

GFPD Receives Several Reports of Cars with Damage to Windows, Three Suspects Identified

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Downed Christmas Decoration Leads to Damaged Windshield

Downed Christmas Decoration Leads to Damaged Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Potential Windows Falling Out and Driver Visibility Issues Spark Latest Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) and Ford Motor Company (Ford). Volvo The recall, according to NHTSA, states that windows may become detached from the impacted vehicles, which would … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Three Locations in Michigan

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced the company has acquired three collision repair centers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The repair centers, located in Escanaba, Kingsford and Marquette, previously operated as Classic Auto Collision Centers originating … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Allstate Workers Claim Retirement Plan Lost Them Millions

Katherine Cutrone became the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against her former employer, Allstate Corp. (Allstate). Cutrone filed the class action complaint last alleging current and former employees have lost more than $65 million in retirement savings because … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bosch, Hunter Engineering Collaborate On ADAS Calibration

Bosch, Hunter Engineering Collaborate On ADAS Calibration

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Will This New Bill Raise Your Auto Insurance Rates?

Will This New Bill Raise Your Auto Insurance Rates?

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Man with Machete Breaks Patrol Car Windshield, Stabs Oceanside Police Dog

Man with Machete Breaks Patrol Car Windshield, Stabs Oceanside Police Dog

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

AGRR Podcast: The Question Everyone’s Asking About Auto Glass Week 2021

AGRR Podcast: The Question Everyone’s Asking About Auto Glass Week 2021

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Glass Doctor Honors Top Franchise Performers During Virtual Reunion

Glass Doctor, a Neighborly company, recently announced its franchise network’s top performers of 2019 during Neighborly United, the organization’s first-ever virtual reunion. “Neighborly’s annual reunion may have looked a bit different this year, but the pride we all have to … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carlex Glass Leverages SurveyMonkey Enterprise to Improve its Internal COVID-19 Communication

SurveyMonkey says its platform has helped Carlex Glass ensure the health of its employees and keep productivity high across the company throughout the pandemic, which resulted in safer worksites, according to the company. SurveyMonkey provides a mobile-friendly and automated symptom-tracking … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lexus Partners with TED to Contemplate the Future of Automated Vehicles

Lexus Partners with TED to Contemplate the Future of Automated Vehicles

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Where’s Xinyi? Company Close to Choosing Canadian Location

Officials in Stratford, Ontario, say Xinyi Canada Glass could be coming to town. According to Stratford’s economic development corporation, investStratford, potential development for Xinyi’s first Canadian facility is being considered on lands at the southwest corner of Stratford near the … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mainstreet™ Partners with Glass.com® to Help Its Customers Acquire Leads

Mainstreet™ customers get easy access to Glass.com® features Belleville, MI – Mainstreet™, one of the glass industry’s leading business management software companies, has partnered with Glass.com®, a lead acquisition company for the glass industry. This partnership will allow Mainstreet™ customers to quickly … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fix Auto Calgary Deerfoot Achieves CCIAP Recognition

Christopher Peterson, Fix Auto Canada regional vice president (western region), recently announced that Fix Auto Calgary Deerfoot achieved recognition under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). With the accreditation, Fix Auto Calgary Deerfoot joins a group of Canadian collision … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New York Must Do More to End Racism in Auto Insurance

New York Must Do More to End Racism in Auto Insurance

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Recalled Due to Faulty Headlight Adjustment

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Recalled Due to Faulty Headlight Adjustment

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Iowa City Driving Simulator Awarded $1.45 Million to Research Automated Vehicles

Iowa City Driving Simulator Awarded $1.45 Million to Research Automated Vehicles

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Tesla Insurance Could be 30–40% of The Value of Tesla’s Car Business

Tesla Insurance Could be 30–40% of The Value of Tesla’s Car Business

Posted in Linked Story | 1 Comment

LKQ Corporation Third Quarter Financials Out

LKQ Corporation (LKQ), parent company of PGW Auto Glass, reported a decrease in its revenue in the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2020. According to the financial report, which was released today, the company’s revenue is $3.0 billion; a … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gartner HR Practice Survey Finds 60% of Employees Report the U.S. Presidential Election Is Impacting Their Ability to Get Work Done

Gartner HR Practice Survey Finds 60% of Employees Report the U.S. Presidential Election Is Impacting Their Ability to Get Work Done

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Ares S1 Project Spyder is a Roofless and Windshield-Less Version of the S Project Coupe

Ares S1 Project Spyder is a Roofless and Windshield-Less Version of the S Project Coupe

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Tree Falls and Smashes Through Windshield of Patrol Car

Tree Falls and Smashes Through Windshield of Patrol Car

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Charlie’s Matrix Auto Glass Wins Arizona Statewide Contract for Vehicle Glass Replacement

Charlie’s Matrix Auto Glass, a local family-owned automotive glass and tint company, was awarded the Statewide Contract for Vehicle Glass Replacement, Repair, Tinting, and Accessories by the State of Arizona. The company has provided car glass and tinting services since … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Auto Glass Company Named in Best in Business Listing

Auto Glass Company Named in Best in Business Listing

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Here’s Why You Should Care About ‘Right To Repair’

Here’s Why You Should Care About ‘Right To Repair’

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Trailer Carrying Glass Panels Detached from Van Before Colliding with Car

Trailer Carrying Glass Panels Detached from Van Before Colliding with Car

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Legislation to Combat Unfair Auto Insurance Rates Clears Committee

Legislation to Combat Unfair Auto Insurance Rates Clears Committee

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Visibility Issues Cause Recalls for Two Manufacturers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two visibility recalls from Chrysler (FCA) and Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari). FCA The recall, according to NHTSA, states that missing driver side mirror glass reduces driver visibility, which would increase … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Zenith Auto Glass Provides Free Service to Help Northlanders Get Donations

Zenith Auto Glass Provides Free Service to Help Northlanders Get Donations

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Maryland Auto Insurance Launches New Auto Insurance Fraud Initiative

Maryland Auto Insurance Launches New Auto Insurance Fraud Initiative

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Light Launches Clarity Camera System to Accurate Autonomous Vehicle Vision

Light Launches Clarity Camera System to Accurate Autonomous Vehicle Vision

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Buck Explodes Through SUV Windshield, Sunroof in Northern Michigan

Buck Explodes Through SUV Windshield, Sunroof in Northern Michigan

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

The Dirt: Mygrant Glass Co. building new distribution warehouse, office in Spokane Valley

The Dirt: Mygrant Glass Co. building new distribution warehouse, office in Spokane Valley

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Lorraine Complains: You Might Be Surprised By the Auto Industry’s Biggest Scams

Lorraine Complains: You Might Be Surprised By the Auto Industry’s Biggest Scams

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Ferrari 812 Superfast is So Quick the Rear Window Will Fall Out

Ferrari 812 Superfast is So Quick the Rear Window Will Fall Out

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

GM’s Cruise Autonomous Vehicles to Hit San Francisco Streets Without Human Backup Driver Before End of Year

GM’s Cruise Autonomous Vehicles to Hit San Francisco Streets Without Human Backup Driver Before End of Year

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Milestone Achievement for Perth Windscreen Repair Company

Milestone Achievement for Perth Windscreen Repair Company

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Potato Shatters Deputy’s Windshield In Temecula, Witnesses Sought

Potato Shatters Deputy’s Windshield In Temecula, Witnesses Sought

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

AGRR Pre-Election Poll

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Leave a comment

When Self-Driving Cars Don’t Realize They’ve Been In A Car Crash

When Self-Driving Cars Don’t Realize They’ve Been In A Car Crash

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Saint-Gobain Ranked Among World’s Most Sustainably Managed Firms

Saint-Gobain Ranked Among World’s Most Sustainably Managed Firms

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Found to be Susceptible to Split-Second Flash Phantoms

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Found to be Susceptible to Split-Second Flash Phantoms

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

McLaren Written Off After Being Run Over by Audi Q5 in Sainsbury’s Car Park

McLaren Written Off After Being Run Over by Audi Q5 in Sainsbury’s Car Park

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Altoona Man Sues Over Ex-Employer’s Mask-Wearing Policy

Altoona Man Sues Over Ex-Employer’s Mask-Wearing Policy

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Soaring Commercial Auto Insurance Rates, Onerous Conditions ‘Killing Us,’ Small Businesses Say

Soaring Commercial Auto Insurance Rates, Onerous Conditions ‘Killing Us,’ Small Businesses Say

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Avnet Poised to Play Key Role in Next-Generation Automotive Technology

Avnet Poised to Play Key Role in Next-Generation Automotive Technology

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Tesla Model Y Window Shatters On Its Own While Parked In Garage

Tesla Model Y Window Shatters On Its Own While Parked In Garage

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Auto Glass Guy Turns Children Book Author

Auto Glass Guy Turns Children Book Author

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Vitro Wants Claims Dismissed in Ongoing Boycott Lawsuit

Vitro lawyers have filed a request for an order of dismissal in the ongoing boycott civil lawsuit between O.E.M. Glass Network Inc. and Brooklyn Wholesale Glass Inc. (known together as OEMGN). The stipulation for dismissal would only apply to the … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Macon Auto Glass Shop Fixes Windshields Damaged by Debris

Macon Auto Glass Shop Fixes Windshields Damaged by Debris

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Maryland Auto Insurance Launches New Auto Insurance Fraud Initiative

Maryland Auto Insurance Launches New Auto Insurance Fraud Initiative

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Forget AR Glasses. Augmented Reality is Headed to Your Windshield

Forget AR Glasses. Augmented Reality is Headed to Your Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Atascadero Man Arrested for Shattering Glass on a Child

Atascadero Man Arrested for Shattering Glass on a Child

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Lakeside Auto Buys Spring Lake Vander Mill, Expansions Planned

Lakeside Auto Buys Spring Lake Vander Mill, Expansions Planned

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

What You Need to Know About Door-To-Door Windshield Companies

What You Need to Know About Door-To-Door Windshield Companies

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Bosch Launches New ADAS and Body Electronics Catalog

Bosch Launches New ADAS and Body Electronics Catalog

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Celebrating 30 Years in the Industry

Although this year may have been filled with twists and turns many auto glass shops, including City Auto Glass (CAG), have celebrated milestones. Mike Schenian, CAG president and Jon Laski, CEO, shared some of the business’ strengths leading up to … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

BLOG: Some Simple Tips

BLOG: Some Simple Tips

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Chinese Self-Driving Cars Ready to Roll Abroad

Chinese Self-Driving Cars Ready to Roll Abroad

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Lawyer Ahmednasir Threatens to Auction KeNHA Vehicles over Damaged Bentley’s Windscreen

Lawyer Ahmednasir Threatens to Auction KeNHA Vehicles over Damaged Bentley’s Windscreen

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Huge Metal Debris Smashes Through Car Windshield on Delray Beach Highway

Huge Metal Debris Smashes Through Car Windshield on Delray Beach Highway

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Secrets to a Successful Calibration

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recently hosted a webinar for service technicians titled, ADAS Calibration – Do It Right and Document What You Do! The webinar was presented by Brent Johnson, Vehicle Service Group global product management … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mitchell Announces New Provider Data Explorer to Help Combat Claims Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Mitchell Announces New Provider Data Explorer to Help Combat Claims Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Caliber Continues ‘Restoring You’ With a Virtual Food Drive

Caliber, which has automotive service brands that include Caliber Auto Glass, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Collision, is holding its ninth annual ‘Restoring You’ food drive virtually this fall. The company noted it will be benefiting 72 local food banks across … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The 2021 Ford Bronco Almost Had a Jeep-Style Folding Windshield

The 2021 Ford Bronco Almost Had a Jeep-Style Folding Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Driver Injured as Stone Smashes into Lorry Windscreen on Dundee’s Busiest Road

Driver Injured as Stone Smashes into Lorry Windscreen on Dundee’s Busiest Road

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Auto Windscreens Becomes an Institute of Customer Service Member

Auto Windscreens recently announced it has become a member of the Institute of Customer Service. The Institute is the UK’s independent professional body and helps businesses put customers at the heart of everything they do, according to the company. During … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Coronavirus Survives 28 Days on Glass, Currency, Australian Researchers Find

Coronavirus Survives 28 Days on Glass, Currency, Australian Researchers Find

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Hail Cracks Windshield of United Airlines Plane, Forcing Emergency Landing at O’Hare

Hail Cracks Windshield of United Airlines Plane, Forcing Emergency Landing at O’Hare

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Autoglass Opens New Center in Reading

With new safety measures in place, Autoglass a UK vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company, has recently opened a branch within the Makro car park on Craddock Road. In what the company describes as being located in the heart … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Actual Self-Driving Taxis Are Hitting City Streets

Actual Self-Driving Taxis Are Hitting City Streets

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

The Real Cost to Replace Your New Subaru Windshield with EyeSight Might Shock You

The Real Cost to Replace Your New Subaru Windshield with EyeSight Might Shock You

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Landlord Caught on Video Smashing Tenant’s Car Windows

Landlord Caught on Video Smashing Tenant’s Car Windows

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Former Employees Fight For Wages in Class Action Complaint

Elizabeth Longoria and Melissa Gomez have become the lead plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against defendant American Automobile Association (AAA). The class action complaint alleges the association violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Arizona Wage Act. … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Organizations Adapt to New Rules of Pandemic Engagement

Organizations Adapt to New Rules of Pandemic Engagement

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Aston Martin Tests Windshield-Less Speedster Prototype on the Streets

Aston Martin Tests Windshield-Less Speedster Prototype on the Streets

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Driver Seriously Injured After 40-Pound Sandbag Thrown Through Windshield from Overpass on I-96

Driver Seriously Injured After 40-Pound Sandbag Thrown Through Windshield from Overpass on I-96

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Dad Refused to Break Window to Save Toddler Locked in Hot Car, Police Say

Dad Refused to Break Window to Save Toddler Locked in Hot Car, Police Say

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Dash Camera Captures Man Shooting Through Own Windshield in Orange County

Dash Camera Captures Man Shooting Through Own Windshield in Orange County

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Tesla’s Glass Roof Flies Off on I-580

Tesla’s Glass Roof Flies Off on I-580

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Hesston High Principal Accused of Breaking Student Windshield with Bat

Hesston High Principal Accused of Breaking Student Windshield with Bat

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Wildfires and Their Impacts on the Industry

Wildfires have severely impacted businesses, homes and more on the West Coast, and according to news reports, California recorded its first gigafire in modern history this week. A gigafire is a term for a blaze that burns at least one … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Owner Retires from Fas-Break Glass

Fas-Break Glass took to its social media page to congratulate Kevin Massick, Fas-Break owner, located in Billings, Mont., on his retirement. Massick bought a distributorship and joined the Fas-Break Corporation in 1994, according to the company. “Kevin is a rock … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

IBC Statement on the Future of Auto Insurance in British Columbia

IBC Statement on the Future of Auto Insurance in British Columbia

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Debris Smashes SUV Windshield on 195 in New Bedford; Rochester Man Badly Injured

Debris Smashes SUV Windshield on 195 in New Bedford; Rochester Man Badly Injured

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Clean Your Windscreen: The Basic Rules That’ll Make Anyone a Safer Driver

Clean Your Windscreen: The Basic Rules That’ll Make Anyone a Safer Driver

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Case Closed: Final Verdict Issued in Defective Sunroof Suit

The defective sunroof lawsuit between plaintiff Tom Kondash and defendant Kia Motors America, Inc. (Kia) has come to an end. According to the final judgement, several motions were denied that included excluding expert testimonies. It is ordered and adjudged that … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mitchell International Brings Cloud Estimating to the Canadian Market

Mitchell International (Mitchell) recently announced the availability of Mitchell Cloud Estimating in Canada. Carriers and collision repairers can use the cloud-based application to write estimates from anywhere and from any Internet-enabled device—including their smartphone, tablet or laptop, according to the … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fix Network Welcomes New ProColor Collision Center

Daryll O’Keefe, Fix Network Ontario regional vice president , recently welcomed ProColor Collision Milton to the network. The new location underlines Fix Network’s reputation as the largest and fastest growing automotive aftermarket brand in the world, according to the company. “We are thrilled … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Unemployment Will Likely Ripple To Auto Insurance Rates

Unemployment Will Likely Ripple To Auto Insurance Rates

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

A Small Change, But Notable

A Small Change, But Notable

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Pilkington Releases New Automotive Glazing Option

Pilkington recently launched Pilkington Sundym™ Select, which the company states is the latest glazing innovation from its automotive division. According to Bill George, Pilkington’s business planning director, there was an industry need for this type of technology. By using suspended … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Zenith Auto Glass Now Open in Duluth

Zenith Auto Glass Now Open in Duluth

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Piëch Automotive Appoints New Executives to Drive Launch Plans

Piëch Automotive AG, an automotive start-up company based in Zurich, Switzerland, has recently appointed a number of leading executives. Matthias Müller, former CEO of Porsche and Volkswagen, is the newly appointed chairman. He will work closely with company co-founders Toni … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

You Can’t Look Out the Back of These Cars, Recalls Issued

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two visibility recalls from Nissan North America Inc. (Nissan), and Ford Motor Company (Ford). Nissan The recall, according to NHTSA, states that the rear window glass may separate from the vehicle, … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Autoglass Raised Over €1.7M for Charity

Autoglass, alongside sister companies from around the world, announced it has raised over €1.7 ($2,002,532 USD) million for global charity partner Afrika Tikkun at the 2020 Spirit of Belron challenge. This year the event took place virtually for the first … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Richardson Becomes Auto Glass Fitters New Senior Vice President

Auto Glass Fitters, Inc. recently announced that Jim Richardson has been named senior vice president for the company. Richardson will play a key role in sales, operations and future strategic growth plans at Auto Glass Fitters, according to the company. … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Erie Insurance Ranked Among Top Insurance Companies

Erie Insurance Ranked Among Top Insurance Companies

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Car’s Windows Smashed After It Was Incorrectly Linked to ‘Child Abduction’ Fears

Car’s Windows Smashed After It Was Incorrectly Linked to ‘Child Abduction’ Fears

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Latest Miles Driven Report Shows Drivers Stayed Off of the Roads

All road and street travel in the U.S. decreased by 11.2%, or 33.2 billion vehicle miles, for July 2020, compared to July 2019, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fix Auto Saint John East Upgrades Facility

Fix Auto Saint John East announced the expansion of its operations following an upgrade of its facility. The company says the new facelift will boost its current repair capabilities by three times and will include high-performance technologies and systems designed … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ford Recalls More Than 600,000 Vehicles over Rearview Cameras

Ford Recalls More Than 600,000 Vehicles over Rearview Cameras

Posted in Linked Story | 1 Comment

Insurer Allstate to Cut Nearly 8% of Workforce Under Restructuring Plan

Insurer Allstate to Cut Nearly 8% of Workforce Under Restructuring Plan

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Volkswagen’s Traton and TuSimple Partner to Develop Self-Driving Trucks

Volkswagen’s Traton and TuSimple Partner to Develop Self-Driving Trucks

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Judge Rules Against Class Certification in Lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. McFarland, recently issued an order denying class certification the alleged defective sunroof lawsuit between plaintiff Tom Kondash and defendant Kia Motors America, Inc. (Kia). According to the order, Kondash’s class action request was denied … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Caliber Gifts Restored Vehicles to Frontline Heroes

Caliber announced it is pleased to extend its ‘Restoring You’ community and teammate program. In collaboration with its insurance partners as part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides® program, Caliber will be gifting restored vehicles to frontline medical … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

‘RadarGlass’ – Car Headlights are Becoming Radar Sensors

‘RadarGlass’ – Car Headlights are Becoming Radar Sensors

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Driverless Shuttle Starts Tests in Fairfax County

Driverless Shuttle Starts Tests in Fairfax County

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Roof and Windscreen Crushed as Car Flips onto Roof in Crash

Roof and Windscreen Crushed as Car Flips onto Roof in Crash

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

COVID Boosts Digital Age for Auto Claims

Some auto glass members say having digital options for customers is needed and COVID-19 increased demand. The insurance claims side of the industry has offered customers options to file and check claim status reports online, and experts agree on its … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nissan Recalls Model Year 2019 Titans with LED Headlights

Nissan Recalls Model Year 2019 Titans with LED Headlights

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

VW Gets Serious About Car.Software, Buys Major Front Camera Business

VW Gets Serious About Car.Software, Buys Major Front Camera Business

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Apple Wins a new Series of Project Titan Patents

Apple Wins a new Series of Project Titan Patents

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Mercedes-Benz Requests Class Action Complaint to be Removed or Dismissed

A recent motion in the class action lawsuit between Bruce Pickens and defendants Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Saint Gobain), and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. (Napleton Autowerks) seeks to put this case to rest. Defendants Napleton Autowerks recently filed … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Wisconsin Repair Centers

The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced it has acquired two collision repair centers in Hales Corners and Milwaukee, Wis. The locations previously operated as Auto Body Express (Hales Corners) and Lou’s Auto Body (Milwaukee). “We are demonstrating our … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fix Auto Welcomes Toronto Junction to Its Network

Daryll O’Keefe, Fix Network Ontario regional vice president, recently announced the network welcomed Fix Auto Toronto Junction. “We are very proud to welcome Fix Auto Toronto Junction to the Fix network of family-owned businesses,” said O’Keefe. “John Tsoumaris has built … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Covestro Develops Headlight Concept Using Only One Plastic Material

Covestro Develops Headlight Concept Using Only One Plastic Material

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

UK Regulators Force Auto Insurance Overhaul

UK Regulators Force Auto Insurance Overhaul

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Dozens of Cars Vandalized, Had Their Windows Broken, on Cleveland’s West Side

Dozens of Cars Vandalized, Had Their Windows Broken, on Cleveland’s West Side

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Update: Auto Glass Shops Continue Moving Forward During COVID

Auto glass businesses, like many other companies were impacted by the onset of COVID-19. glassBYTES reached out to a few auto glass businesses to see how they’ve faired with safety changes, stay-at-home orders and more. “We actually got shut down … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AAG Auto Glass & Tint of Arizona Becomes an Eco-Friendly Projects Sponsor

AAG Auto Glass & Tint of Arizona Becomes an Eco-Friendly Projects Sponsor

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Man Treated for Minor Injury after Board Hits Windshield

Man Treated for Minor Injury after Board Hits Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

New Push for Autonomous Vehicles Bill

New Push for Autonomous Vehicles Bill

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Should You Let Your Insurance Company Track Your Driving?

Should You Let Your Insurance Company Track Your Driving?

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Stillwater Man Arrested, Charged for Smashing Windshield

Stillwater Man Arrested, Charged for Smashing Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Texas Auto Insurance Plan Association Requests 4.8% Commercial Rate Hike

Texas Auto Insurance Plan Association Requests 4.8% Commercial Rate Hike

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

PennDOT Highlights Achievements of Highly Automated Vehicles

PennDOT Highlights Achievements of Highly Automated Vehicles

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Congress Parks Self-Driving Car Regulation Until 2021

Congress Parks Self-Driving Car Regulation Until 2021

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Deer Struck by Car Thrown Through another Car’s Windshield, Killing Passenger

Deer Struck by Car Thrown Through another Car’s Windshield, Killing Passenger

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Part Two: Mitchell International Highlights Augmented Reality in the Industry

Mitchell International, the parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), highlighted new industry trends that include augmented reality impacting the industry in its 2020 Third Quarter Industry Trends Report. glassBYTEs previously highlighted the view of Ryan Mandell, the company’s … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fix Auto Welcomes New Facility in Truro

Mark Weeks, Fix Network Atlantic regional vice president, recently welcomed Fix Auto Truro to the network. It’s located in the Salmon River community, in central Nova Scotia. “Fix Auto Truro is an important addition to the Fix Network family,” says … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

NHTSA Issues New BMW Recall

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a headlight recall for select BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) models. According to the administration, the vehicle’s headlights contain a non-conforming lens. Owners of 2020-2021 X5 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive50i, … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars Starting in 2035

California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars Starting in 2035

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

American Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Emergency Call for Cracked Windshield

American Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Emergency Call for Cracked Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Man Accused of Derailing NYC Subway Train Smashed MTA Bus Windshield Weeks Ago

Man Accused of Derailing NYC Subway Train Smashed MTA Bus Windshield Weeks Ago

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

AGRR September Podcast: Pilkington’s Bill George

AGRR September Podcast: Pilkington’s Bill George

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Syria’s Only Auto Glass Factory Reopens After War

Syria’s Only Auto Glass Factory Reopens After War

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

The Crucial Step Missing from Most Sales Training Programs

The Crucial Step Missing from Most Sales Training Programs

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Trucker Warns Others After His Windshield Shattered on I-70

Trucker Warns Others After His Windshield Shattered on I-70

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Judge Orders an End to Spontaneous Breakage Lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued an order that effectively ends the civil class-action lawsuit between Subaru of America (SOA) and plaintiffs Lucia Luong and Brian Mann in California’s Northern District. The plaintiffs alleged the auto manufacturer was … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frontier Tires & Glass In Sidney Now Open

Frontier Tires & Glass In Sidney Now Open

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Nissan 400Z Rendered With 370Z’s Boomerang Headlight Design

Nissan 400Z Rendered With 370Z’s Boomerang Headlight Design

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Wisconsin Ponders Self-Driving Vehicles

Wisconsin Ponders Self-Driving Vehicles

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Woman Falls Out of Car Window While Filming Snapchat Video

Woman Falls Out of Car Window While Filming Snapchat Video

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Number of Calibrations Doubles from Last Year

Mitchell International recently published its 2020 Third Quarter Industry Trends Report. It highlights several items including an increase in calibrations, vehicle scanning and data-driven trends that impact the property and casualty industry. According to Ryan Mandell, Mitchell International claims performance … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Ontario Location

Daryll O’Keefe, Fix Network Ontario regional vice president, recently welcomed NOVUS Glass Sarnia to the network. The new facility’s owner and operator is Shelby Armstrong, who according to the company, is eager to grow the business exponentially with the support of Fix Network. “We’re delighted … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Brian’s Auto Glass Expands in U.P.

Brian’s Auto Glass Expands in U.P.

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Michigan Businesses Fined for Serious Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Violations

Michigan Businesses Fined for Serious Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Violations

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Companies on Alert for Potential Scam Emails

An email sent out this morning on behalf of Belron International, Safelite’s parent company, from Humphrey Singer may contain malware. The email contained two attachments, however, it listed “belrone.com” as the sending address, which is not a valid domain, according … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Teens Unharmed After Crash Near Prosser Impaled Windshield

Teens Unharmed After Crash Near Prosser Impaled Windshield

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Toyota Insurance Services to Join Swiss Re ADAS Risk Platform

Toyota Insurance Services to Join Swiss Re ADAS Risk Platform

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

What It Takes to Be a First Place Winner—Twice

Ace Auto Glass, the Hawaiian based auto glass repair and replacement (AGRR) company, recently won two awards for top AGRR services on the island. Company president, Calvin Tamaye, believes the awards coincide with the way Ace handles the jobs that … Continue reading

Posted in glassBYTEs Headlines, glassBYTEs Original Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NHTSA Officials Emphasize Partnerships, Data

NHTSA Officials Emphasize Partnerships, Data

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

A Car Insurance Claim Estimate Before the Tow Truck Is Called

A Car Insurance Claim Estimate Before the Tow Truck Is Called

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Moonroof vs. Sunroof: Is There a Difference Between the Two Roof Types?

Moonroof vs. Sunroof: Is There a Difference Between the Two Roof Types?

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Windshield Shows Extent of the Damage in a Fatal Accident, South Dakota AG “Thought [He] Hit a Deer”

Windshield Shows Extent of the Damage in a Fatal Accident, South Dakota AG “Thought [He] Hit a Deer”

Posted in Linked Story | Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence Gains Traction Among Insurers

Autonomous, vehicles will increase auto glass and visibility services as well as the length in vehicle ownership, says Frank Terlep, CEO of Autotechcelerators. Terlep spoke during a webinar entitled Industry Disruptions: What They Are & How They Will Disrupt the …